Atelier HudSonic LLC

Your classical music recording specialists in Chicago.

Pictured: Tudor style organ at 
Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln, England

(Home Parish of William Byrd)

10,000+ Recordings

7 Grammy nominations and wins 


"Best Classical Album," 

and 2 times for

"Best Classical Vocal Recording." 

German Deutscher Schallplatten Kritiker award, 

"Gramophone" Magazine (UK) Award for 

"Excellence in American Recording"


10 Diapason D'Or Medals,

11 Grand Prix du Disque awards, 

and the Tube and Tape SUPREMO award in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2019, and AGAIN in  2024.

Call us at (773) 551-3529

[email protected]



Vocal Recording    




    music recording     




Piano Recording    



We do it.

What is your GREAT sound?

Let us capture it!

Atelier HudSonic LLC

Hudson Fair

Artistic Director, Engineer, Producer

The Classical Recording Specialists in Chicago  

(773) 551-3529

[email protected]

We have the most experience of anyone!

My expert crew and I have you covered! 

Sound is totally hot and totally pro.


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At the Ravinia Festival Recording Room. 

We offer beautiful ANALOG 

Superb tape recordings with the Stellavox SM-8 tape recorder.

Stellavox SM8-our 

constant companion. 

Tube and Tape SUPREMO.

with AnalogueTube AT-3    

vacuum tube mic preamps from SOHO, London

Pearl ELM-T

 Tube Mics

The First Two Bernt Malmqvist Signature Edition tube mics in the world were delivered to Atelier HudSonic. Here they are in the test chamber.

Grammy Award Winning Sound

Get it Here.

WON Best Classical Vocal Recording
NOMINATED Best Classical Recording
NOMINATED Best Classical Vocal Recording (Again)

Hello! I'm ready for sound capture

Using proven technique for YOUR great sound

Sanctified with SONOSAX mixersound

SONOSAX is the best sound in the world.

Ready to capture YOUR great sound

We work in Opera.

Stellavox SM-8 records Chicago Symphony in Mahler Symphony No. 2  

Sound is mindblowed.

The record is finished in the editing room. Multi-colored Schoeps mics with van den Hul cable.

Full capabilities for YOUR Great Sound

Sonosax Recorder and MIxer--

World's Best Recorded Sound

Beautiful Vacuum Tube Sound from 

Pearl Microphones ELM-T

Analog tape is in stock at 

Atelier HudSonic

Meyer Sound "AMIE" monitors now at 

Atelier HudSonic

Rens Heijnis "Custom Built" mic preamplifier

We specialize in singers--

here: Danielle de Neise

More About Atelier HudSonic LLC

Producer and engineer Hudson Fair, head of Atelier HudSonic LLC,  has recorded classical music since 1981.  

10,000+ recordings

Over 450 LP's, CD's and hi-res releases.

We are a full service classical recording service doing recording, editing, and mastering. 

Call us at (773) 551-3529

email: [email protected]

A Limited Liability Company

Unique Capabilities in Recording

Leaders in Binaural Recording

We use the Neumann head named Hermann to capture a "You Are There" listening experience. Perfect for headphone listening. And everyone listens to headphones these days.

Awarded Tube and Tape Supremo in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2019 and AGAIN  in 2024. 

We use vacuum  tube equipment such as the ANALOGUETUBE AT-3 (SOHO, London) mic preamp to offer a sparkle-y and beautifully liquid tone to your recordings. 

Advantages of working with HudSonic

House of Nagra and SADiE 

Nagra-Kudelski and its successor, 

Audio-Technology Switzerland, make  highly desirable recorders. We have owned one of every machine made since 1981.

We use the Nagra Seven. The British music editor SADiE v. 6.1 from PrismSound has been our companion for many decades. 

We rely on MAGIX Sequoia editor for multi-track mixing and editing.

Sonosax provides the High Dynamic Range at 135dB.

Sonosax (Swiss) supplies mind blowing sound recorders and mic preamplifiers. Here we use the Sonosax SX-R4+ recorder, 
and the SX-AD8+ eight channel mic amp and a/d converter. 

Rens Heijnis Custom Built

The Dutch electronics genius, Rens Heijnis,  builds incredible sounding microphones and preamps. His 60 volt designs offer more nuance, more detail, more dynamics, and better defined bass in our recordings. We run his tube microphones, his custom modified Bruel & Kjaer mics, as well as his custom modified Schoeps microphones. 

We know all the best locations to record in. 

Great musicianship and innovative programming sound best in the best halls. We know all of them and have business relationships with all the managers.


AES Member Since 1981


Hudson Fair (lft.) and David Bock of Bock Microphones at Spago Beverly Hills. We know all the movers and shakers. At Atelier HudSonic, we are Action Men. 

Latest Releases:

 "Art Songs from the Polish Heart"
Szymanowski: Kurpian Songs with Ewa Kowcz, soprano

MSR Classics Records

New release from Chicago Gargoyle Brass and Organ Ensemble

"What Music Tells Me"

MSR Classics Records

Then we look forward to more:

4 new records coming out in Spring 2024.


Looking for more information, bookings, or just want to get in touch with Hudson Fair? Leave a message below and we'll get back to you right away. 

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